Hemingway: Mangled horses, dead jockeys, dope, fixed races

Pulitzer winner Walt Bogdanich and co-authors were the most recent to write dramatically about “mangled horses,” drugs, breakdowns, and injured jockeys in America (New York Times), but before them Nobel winner Ernest Hemingway, a one-time journalist, did so as well, in France in 1922. Yes, apparently in France these things happen as well! As an … Continue reading Hemingway: Mangled horses, dead jockeys, dope, fixed races

Clarifying some terms, such as ‘bleeder’; and Drape quote

There’s so much confusion about exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH) in articles, blogs, and SM today that I want to clarify some issues as they have appeared in recent posts in this space. For one, whenever possible I’ve defined a “bleeder” as a horse exhibiting epistaxis (bleeding through nostrils) when referring to studies quoted here from … Continue reading Clarifying some terms, such as ‘bleeder’; and Drape quote

A look at EIPH history and its prevalence in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) has strict testing requirements in place for exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH) in potential imports, but nevertheless would you believe that bleeders (defined here as those exhibiting epsitaxis, or bleeding through the nostrils) are more prevalent there than here? Part of the reason for this is that race-day Lasix or … Continue reading A look at EIPH history and its prevalence in Hong Kong